Sixteen people apply for appointment to Sparks-area Assembly seat vacant after Mike Sprinkle resigns

Sixteen people have submitted applications to replace former Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle, who resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment against him. Among the applicants are Washoe County teachers union lobbyist Natha Anderson; former reporter and Nevada National Guard historian Emerson Marcus; ex-Regent Nancy Price; Greg Smith, whose late wife, Debbie, used to represent […]

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Eleven marijuana businesses sue, arguing state ‘arbitrarily’ issued dispensary licenses, lack of transparency could be hiding corruption

Nearly a dozen cannabis businesses that applied but failed to receive dispensary licenses after a recent application period are suing the Nevada Department of Taxation, saying the agency’s marijuana regulations are invalid and that a lack of transparency in awarding licenses is opening the state up to corruption. The lawsuit filed earlier this week in […]

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Cortez Masto will keep delaying Department of Energy nominees until she gets written promise that no more plutonium is coming

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said she’ll continue slowing the process to confirm Department of Energy nominees until Secretary Rick Perry commits in writing to not ship any more plutonium to Nevada and to a timeline for removing a previous shipment. Cortez Masto, speaking with reporters after an address to the Legislature Wednesday evening, […]

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2-Minute Preview: Lawmakers to hear bills on prevailing wage for school construction, marijuana-infused massages

Lawmakers on Wednesday will consider reversing a 2015 Republican-backed law limiting prevailing wage for school construction projects, vote on a physician aid-in-dying bill and discuss allowing marijuana-infused massages. They’ll also hear a speech in the evening from Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the third member of the state’s federal delegation to address lawmakers this week. […]

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NV Energy calls for higher exit fees on growing list of departing companies

Unless NV Energy is allowed to impose significantly higher impact fees on departing businesses, the utility will lose millions of dollars, cripple expected electric demand for decades and likely result in higher costs for residential customers, the company said in regulatory filings. In a strongly worded, 29-page “alternative impact analysis” submitted last week by the […]

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OPINIÓN: Ante la derrota rotunda, la administración Trump emplea sabotaje discriminatorio

Por Vivian Leal La población Latina de EE.UU continúa teniendo la proporción más baja de cobertura médica entre todos los grupos étnicos del país. Esto a pesar de adelantos significativos, sobretodo aquí en Nevada, desde el inicio del Plan para la Proteccions del Paciente y Cuidado Médico Asequible (Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, […]

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Dispensaries respond to critical audit, say they want more training on marijuana tracking software

The Nevada Dispensary Association is responding to a recent state audit that was critical of the seed-to-sale tracking system the marijuana industry uses, noting that auditors did not find cannabis was diverted to or from the black market and suggesting that confusion over new software led to reporting errors. State auditors found frequent discrepancies between […]

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Assembly committee passes bill to lower Silver State Opportunity Grant eligibility to 12 credits

An Assembly committee voted to reduce the credit load students must take to be eligible for Nevada’s need-based Silver State Opportunity Grant. The Assembly Education Committee voted on Tuesday to pass AB155, a bill sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Selena Torres. It allows students who are taking 12 credits to receive the award; the current minimum […]

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